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New York Islanders - Your #Isles40th favorite moments

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders
Hi, My name is Aaron Cheris, I am 17 years old, and this is my favorite Islanders memory.

When I was seven years old, my dad had taken me to my first Isles game and I was hooked. Later that season, the Islanders were playing the Maple Leafs in the first round of the playoffs. I clearly remember watching game 4 of that series in my bedroom with my little 10-inch box of a TV. When my father came in to tuck me into bed, he sat right next to me and watched the game, hoping I would fall asleep. When Bates had his penalty shot, I never had seen one before, so my dad told me to just watch. Ever since the result of that shot, I have always been a big Islanders fan. One night when I was 7 had changed my life forever.

-Aaron Cheris
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